Review - Ratchet & Clank Trilogy
Monday, 25 June 2012 09:34
Ratchet & Clank has already managed to turn 10 years old, and in celebration of this all 3 games have been rereleased in a Ratchet & Clank Trilogy version in which you can enjoy all 3 classic Ratchet and Clank games once again, but the question is, how does a game hold up after 10 years, well we was eager to find out so we got hands on with the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy and yes, it is a must-buy and this is why.
All games have had a High-Definition and Remastered makeover and the Trilogy includes Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal in 1080p and 720p stereoscopic 3D Support, and also included are those precious and beloved Trophy’s, what more can you ask for?
I have previously finished all three games, not like this in a matter of days but as they came out I bought them on first day off release and didn’t stop playing them until I 100% everything, and trust me, that’s a lot of nuts and bolts, a lot.
All the R&C games are just as addictive and fun as I remembered them; they all look even more beautiful than ever and are as always a breath of fresh air in today’s gaming industry. They all have entertaining cut scenes and funny dialog for anyone to enjoy. All the games have the same premise when it comes to transportation, which is done with your spaceship. Your spaceship gives you the ability to travel to different continents, and when you choose a destination a nice list of quests you have completed and quests you still haven’t completed is located on the screen, also shows you how much of a percentage you have left to complete the certain continent.
Precious Lugnuts, and yes it is all about those precious nuts and bolts. Throughout the game the only thing that differs is the look of the nuts and bolts, other than that they are still hidden within crates and objects and are also dropped by a destroyed enemy. These are used to buy new weapons, ammos and gadgets as always, nuts and bolts is Ratchet & Clank games currency. Also the surroundings are made in a way that makes it all seem a little bit grander than it is, not saying the games aren’t huge and free for you to explore but the surroundings adds that extra bit of depth. Also the games are free for you to explore however you would like to, although some parts are closed off but when you choose to do a certain quest is all up to you.
Every game also has the standard melee weapon, which gets upgraded as you go through the different games, but all in all the basics are the same. Besides from the melee weapon you have unlimited access to there are a load of different weapons and gadgets for you to buy out as you progress through the game, and each and every one of them adds a new gameplay element which is a nice twist as always.
The Ratchet & Clank games have always been a great way to just sit back and enjoy a play through, they all have their own puzzles and unique twists that make them special in their own way but with Ratchet & Clank 3 you are also introduced to a multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode has 3 different modes, Siege, Capture the Flag and Deathmatch. It also has a buddy system and a chance to create or join a clan of your own choice. Available for 2 – 8 players total to enjoy at the same time, and you can choose from 5 different cities, Aquatos, Aridia, Novalis, Tyhrranosis and Veldin.
Another nice little addition to the third game is how your weapon automatically level up the more you use it, which is a great add-on. And if that wasn’t enough, how about playing Ratchet & Clank as a FPS, because you can do that, just choose First Person Mode and you are good to go. The only problem with this mode is that the weapon takes up a lot of space on the screen but besides from that, going through the game in first person mode is like playing a completely different game which gives the game at least a second play through in the replay value.
There is no question about this at all, if you have a love for gaming for fun Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is your game, there is no “if’s” or “but’s” on this one, this is a game you need to have no matter what.